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Running a Simulation

To run a simulation you first must provide parameter values for the model by specifying the duration time of the simulation and the specific model settings for the solver, simulation engine, and 3-D visualization area.  The settings for all model types are accessed either under the Settings tab or in the Model Settings palette under the Project Tab and are organized into to the following sections:

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Simulation

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Advanced Simulation

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Multibody

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3-D Visualization

Note:  Multibody and 3-D Visualization Settings appear only for multibody models.

For more information about the different stages of the simulation process, see Chapter 4: Simulating and Visualizing a Model in the MapleSim User's Guide. For more information about DAE solvers and error tolerance, see dsolve/numeric in the Maple help system.

To run a simulation:

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In the navigation toolbar, click Main to browse to the top level of the model.

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Under the Settings tab, located at the right of the Model Workspace, specify the simulation values for your specific model in the following sections:

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Simulation

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Advanced Simulation

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Multibody

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3-D Visualization

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In the Main Toolbar, click Run Simulation ( ). If you are using a snapshot this icon changes to ( ). Alternatively, from the File menu, select Simulate.

The Console pane located below the Model Workspace displays the status of the MapleSim engine as it generates the mathematical model. Messages are grouped into collapsible sections according to the stage of the simulation (for example, Generating Equations or Processing Equations). When you run a new simulation, the messages from the previous simulation are collapsed into their own section. Click Clear ( ) to clear all previous progress messages in the Console pane. You can also copy the progress messages to your clipboard by highlighting the text in the Console pane and then selecting Edit > Copy from the main menu. You can now paste the progress messages into another document.

When the Simulation is complete, the Visualization Window opens and the results of your simulation are in the Simulation Results tab.  For more information, see The Simulation Results Tab.

Note:  If you want to cancel a simulation before it is complete, click Stop ( ) in the Main Toolbar.

See Also

3-D Visualization Settings

Adding Probes to a Model

Advanced Simulation Settings

Editing Probe Values

Multibody Settings

Simulation Settings

Taking a Snapshot

The 3-D Visualization Environment

The Simulation Results Tab

Using a Parameter Set in a Simulation

Using a Snapshot in a Simulation

Viewing Simulation Results

 


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